libinput returns multiple keyboards that do not generate events

Jasper St. Pierre jstpierre at
Thu Jul 17 05:57:42 PDT 2014

I don't see a benefit for running directly on a Linux console.

I don't have any examples of using udev on me at the moment, but Weston
should have a few.

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 8:43 AM, Stefanos A. <stapostol at> wrote:

> 2014-07-17 14:39 GMT+02:00 Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre at>:
> In that case, yes, the two keyboards should be on different seats. You can
>> use udev to determine the different seats.
> Is there any documentation for this? Every sample I have been able to find
> so far creates a single seat.
>> Are you sure you don't want to use Wayland or another protocol where the
>> compositor will already do all this logic for you?
> I have separate XI2 and Wayland backends that implement this on a higher
> level. The libinput backend is provided as an alternative for running
> directly on a linux console (I don't expect this to be useful in the
> general case, but there are a few applications that can benefit.)

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